K Line, FueLNG Sign LNG Bunker Vessel Management Deal
Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and FueLNG have concluded a ship management agreement for the 7,500 m3 LNG bunkering vessel that FueLNG will own and operate in Singapore, K Line said November 28 in a statement.
“The partnership will combine K Line’s extensive ship management and LNG transportation experience with FueLNG’s LNG bunkering expertise, which includes more than 160 truck-to-ship LNG bunkering operations conducted to-date. This will provide a reliable, expedient and seamless bunkering process for FueLNG’s customers,” K Line said.
The vessel is expected to start operations in Singapore in the second half of next year after delivery from Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard where it is being built, K Line said. This will be the first LNG bunker vessel providing ship-to-ship bunkering in Singapore.
K Line said it will continue to promote its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the company’s Environmental Vision 2050, providing logistics services that are “more environmentally lowloaded and highly efficient”.